Good news from Mannheim. Bjarte Myrhol is recovering successfully after his tumor operation, and is feeling better as days go by. This has made the RNL people quite happy, and everybody is waiting for his return to the field, but still it’s a mystery when that will happen, and for sure not at least 6 more weeks. However, it is indeed good news to hear that Bjarte is to be expected on the field in near future. ← Previous Story Kehrmann new Lemgo captain! Next Story → Sven-Soren Christophersen in Berlin until 2015!
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Mette Gravholt After Men’s Danish League, also female competition announced the BEST 7 of the regular part of the season: The biggest efficiency had line-player Mette Gravholt from Team Tvis Holstebro…Goalkeeper: Sabine Englert, FC Midtjylland (55,38)Left wing: Anne-Grete Nørgaard, Team Tvis Holstebro (63,76)Left back: Estavana Polman, Team Esbjerg (77,08 )Playmaker: Isabelle Gulldén, Viborg HK (73,21)Right back: Ida Bjørndalen, Vejen EH (61,90)Right wing: Gitte Evendorff Andersen, Randers HK (39,79)Line player: Mette Gravholt, Team Tvis Holstebro (84,13) ← Previous Story PERFECT NIGHT FOR FAVORITES: RNL score 44, fantastic Flensburg defense… Next Story → Young Serbian handball player in Libya: If you lose, we are going to kill you!
Swedish NT member, right wing Anton Halen (24) will play at DKB Bundesliga! Lefthander will join Frisch Auf Goppingen for the next two seasons. He played this year at VELUX EHF Champions League with Swedish best team – Drott HK. ← Previous Story Baltic Handball League F4 LIVE-STREAM Next Story → EHF EURO 2016 DRAW: Russia against Ukrane – Spain, Germany and Austria at Group 7 Anton HalenDrott HKFrisch Auf Goppingen
FC Barcelona and El Jaish have almost secured the places at IHF Super Globe 2014 semi-finals. Spanish champions beat Sydney University 34:18 (15:12), but the most interesting fact from this match is that amateur from Australia was in the game until the half-time…STATISTICSIn the second match of the group Al Sadd beat Tunisian Esperance 30:29, which means that Qatari team will probably progress to semis with an expected victory over Sydney in the last round…STANDINGS:Barcelona 4Esperance 2Al Sadd 2Sydney 0Performance of the Day was seen by home team El Jaish Sports Club. Team coached by Zoran Kastratovic showed classy play against Brazilian Taubate 37:27. It was expected that match of these two rivals cause much more drama, but Al Ahmar, Fazekas and Markovic were unstopable for the rivals…STATISTICSEl Jaish have secured the place at medal battles but for the first place in the group will play against SG Flensburg. Germans beat Al Ahly 29:20.STANDINGS:El Jaish 4SG Flensburg 4Al Ahly 0Taubate 0STANDINGS: ← Previous Story Vive Tauron Kielce win opener of the season Next Story → Maccabi Rishon Le Zion want to take back title with Milorad Krivokapic
The first of two major trophies in Belarussian handball has been taken by reigning champions Meshkov Brest. EHF CL contenders in current season, beat the biggest rivals from capital Minsk – SKA 27:23 (14:12) at the final match on home soil in Brest. Sergey Bebeshko boys showed domination and deserved trophy, which coming before the Play-Off Final in which SKA Minsk will be stronger for the biggest domestic star Siarhei Rutenka.SKA – BGK IM. MEŠKOVA – 23:27 (12:14)SKA: Hadkevič (4), Korolek (4), Kuleš (4), Podšivalov (3), Bočko (3), Jurinok (3), Vailupov (2).BGK: Stojkovič (8), Šilovič (6), Baranov (3), Tiumencev (3), Kristopans (3), Nikulenko (2), Kamšik (1), Razgor (1). Belarussian handballMeshkov BrestSKA Minsk ← Previous Story Kadetten win Swiss Cup 2016 Next Story → Olympic gold in France worth 100.000€
EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING,TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.1. #SMITHWICK: The solicitor for the family of murdered RUC officer Pat Breen has accused Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams of attempting to “legitimise the murder” of two RUC officers. Adams said they had a “laissez faire” attitude shown towards their security.2. #NAMA: The National Asset Management Agency has met its “first major milestone” of redeeming €7.5 billion senior bonds before the end of 2013. It redeemed €500 million of these bonds today.3. #JOBS: Pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced that 150 jobs are to go at its Newbridge manufacturing plant. The company will seek the redundancies in 2014.4. #PHOENIX PARK: A 17-year-old girl who was being questioned in connection with the murder of Gerard Donnelly in the Phoenix Park last week has been released from custody.5. #COURTS: TV chef Nigella Lawson has admitted to taking cocaine, but has denied having a drug problem or being addicted to the substance. She told the court that her ex-husband Charles Saatchi tried to “destroy her” by making false allegations about her use of the drug.
THE DEAF FEDERATION of South Africa has described the interpreter used during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service yesterday as a “fake”.In a statement issued today, the national director Bruno Druchen said the deaf community were outraged, confirming that the man who was shown on screens across the globe is not a recognised professional interpreter.“He is not known by the Deaf Community in South Africa nor by the South African Sign Language interpreters working in the field,” he said.The news first came to light through a deaf community site, The Limping Chicken, which said the man was signing in a way they were not familiar with.With his statement his morning, Druchen listed the mistakes the man made during the broadcast, including grammar errors and the lack of facial expressions.“In South African Sign Language, facial expressions are an important part of communication. The facial expressions you use while doing a sign will affect the meaning of that sign,” he explained.Handshapes used were meaningless, he added, before concluding: This ‘fake interpreter’ has made a mockery of South African Sign Language and has disgraced the South African Sign Language interpreting profession. The organisers of the memorial service, and indeed any event, should have contacted organisations who coordinate South African Sign Language interpreting services to secure a professional, trained experienced interpreter.Concerns about the sign language being used while presidents Jacob Zuma and Barack Obama delivered speeches were noted across social media sites during the memorial yesterday.South African parliament member Wilma Newhoudt, a member of the ruling party and deaf community, also confirmed that the man communicated nothing with his hand and arm movement.(YouTube: Andy Palmer)Read: Mandela’s body lying in state after solemn journey through PretoriaMore: South Africans honour “giant of history”, Madiba
Updated 7.40pmTAOISEACH ENDA KENNY and UK Prime Minister David Cameron have urged all parties in Northern Ireland to keeping working to reach an agreement after the failure of the Richard Haass chaired talks.The full text of the Haass agreement has been published online.Haass is returing to the US this afternoon and, upon leaving, asked all parties to focus on the common ground achieved, something reiterated by Kenny this afternoon.“I am disappointed that the talks chaired by Dr. Richard Haass have concluded without reaching agreement. I believe this will also come as a disappointment to the people of Northern Ireland,” he said.I urge all the political parties in Northern Ireland to reflect on the progress that had been achieved. The Irish Government stands ready to work with the Northern Ireland Executive, and with the British Government, to support further efforts to achieve greater peace and build a united community in Northern Ireland. Kenny said he spoke with his UK counterpart this morning following the break-up of the negotiations, with Cameron later issuing a statement in which he echoed Kenny’s disappointment:Although it is disappointing the parties have not been able to reach full agreement at this stage, these talks have achieved much common ground, providing a basis for continuing discussions. There is a shared commitment to making progress on these very difficult issues that continue to be a focus for tension and division across the community.DUP members arrive for the final day of political talks at the Stormont Hotel. (Pic: PA Wire/ Peter Morrison)The talks concluded earlier this morning with no form of words acceptable to all sides agreed, despite seven different drafts put forward by Haass and his colleague Professor Meaghan O’Sullivan.Sinn Féin said that they endorsed the final document despite being unhappy with some aspects of it. A similar verdict was put forward by the SDLP.The DUP, however, said that there were some parts of the draft to which they “profoundly disapprove” and as a result could not support it without further consultation with their party base.Both Kenny and Cameron thanked Haass and his colleagues who have been working on the negotiations for months which followed a request from the First and Deputy First Ministers of Northern Ireland.Year of positive changeMeanwhile, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams called for a “change of political and economic direction to break the cycle of austerity, inequality, unemployment and emigration” in his New Year message for 2014.He called on the Irish and British Governments and all parties to make a collective effort to find a way forward based on the proposals issued by Haass.“What is needed is a fundamental realignment of Irish politics. The Irish people deserve better than the politics of two conservative blocs or parties of the left propping up right-wing governments,” said Adams.He also said that the future is about building the Peace Process, and that Sinn Féin “is committed to ensuring the full implementation of the Good Friday and all other Agreements”.- Additional reporting Aoife BarryRead: Haass talks in Belfast end without agreement >Read: ‘Today is the last day in Belfast. Hope leaders seize it’ – Haass urges progress as deadline looms >
CONSUMER PRICES WERE 1.2 per cent higher in January than they were one year ago, according to the Central Statistics Office.The biggest single price increase was in the area of education, which rose by 4.7 per cent. Alcohol and tobacco also rose (4.5 per cent) as special offers in off licences and supermarkets shrank, while miscellaneous goods and services increased by 3.6 per cent.Communications fell by 5.7 per cent, while household furniture dropped by 3.3 per cent and clothes and shoes also fell (1.2 per cent), partly due to the post-Christmas sales.The Consumer Price Index found that prices in January fell by 0.5 per cent compared to December 2012. However food and drinks increased slightly.Pizza and crisps both rose by more than 7 per cent in January compared to the previous month, while cocoa, dried fruit and nuts, chocolate, lamb, goats and fish all saw month-on-month.Tea dropped by 6.4 per cent while jams, pasta products, coffee, ice cream and fruit juices all dropped in price.Read: Fuel costs rise for first time in five months: AA survey > Read: Energy usage in Ireland dropped 12 per cent in just three years >
A 10-YEAR-OLD boy phoned a bomb threat against a flight arriving at the Dominican Republic’s main airport triggering chaos and an hours-long security lockdown, authorities said.The boy made the threat Tuesday against a Jetairfly plane arriving from Brussels with 274 people on board and identified himself as “Pablo Escobar, Lord of the Skies,” invoking the name of a notorious Colombian drug lord who was killed in 1993.“The phone call was made by a 10-year-old boy whose name has not been released for legal reasons,” said a statement from the Caribbean country’s National Investigations Department, which did not immediately reveal why the child had identified that specific flight.Re-routing of numerous flights and other security measures led to financial losses of as much as $1 million.Police were able to trace the phone call to a house on the outskirts of the capital Santo Domingo and the boy was arrested. He was later released to the custody of relatives.- © AFP, 2014Read: Victory, defeat and holluschick: Inside the 2014 US National Spelling Bee
THE TRADE UNION representing Ireland’s doctors has recommended that its members vote to accept the Haddington Road public pay proposals.The council of the Irish Medical Organisation issued the recommendation after a non-unanimous vote this afternoon.The council had originally met to discuss the proposals two weeks ago, but had deferred a recommendation until it received clarifications on some aspects of the proposals.This evening the IMO’s director of industrial relations Steve Tweed said the Government’s commitment to enter talks on ensuring that highly-qualified doctors remained within the Irish system, instead of being lured abroad, was a key attraction.It said the proposals put on the table vindicated its decision to walk out of the original Croke Park 2 talks, as the proposals now up for consideration were a significant improvement upon the deal that followed the first round of negotiations.It expressed “deep concern”, however, that the proposal would continue a policy of reducing spending in the healthcare sector, which it claimed would “negatively impact on the ability of doctors to deliver best quality care to their patients”.The recommendation will be good news for the government, as the IMO had been one of the loudest voices in opposition to the failed Croke Park 2 deal, in spite of its relatively minor influence on the outcome of the final decision.Members will now be balloted on the proposals.Read: “This was a very difficult decision”: INMO accepts Haddington Road dealMore: Dáil vote means top earners set to take pay cut from July
PreventionThe FREEPHONE is provided by Threshold, the national housing charity, on behalf of the four Dublin local authorities.When a family who is at risk of losing their private rented accommodation contacts the FREEPHONE, a number of key intervening steps will take place to include:Step 1 – Family will be assessed and intervention will take place within a 24 hour period of initial contact.Step 2- Case will be referred to appropriate visiting tenancy sustainment service for ongoing support, if required. Tenancy support services are provided in the Dublin City Council area by Dublin Simon Community and by Focus Ireland in the South Dublin County Council area, Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council area and Fingal County Council area. In addition, housing welfare officers in the four local authority housing departments will provide assistance.Step 3- If there is a clear dispute between tenant and landlord, the case will be referred to the Private Residential Tenancies for action.Step 4 – A new protocol arrangement between the four Dublin local authorities, Threshold and the Department of Social Protection will secure a speedy intervention to prevent families who are residing in private rented accommodation, who are in receipt of SWA rent supplement payments from losing their tenancies.Chairperson of Threshold Senator Aideen Hayden said, “We help over 20,000 people to address their housing problems each year. We are delighted to take a lead role in this initiative.In the midst of the current housing crisis, it is essential that all stakeholders work together to ensure vulnerable families are supported before they fall into homelessness.“A focus on prevention is – undoubtedly – the best way to address homelessness”.Read: ‘If it wasn’t for friends, I’d literally be on the streets’>Read: A woman who is nine months pregnant was sleeping rough in Dublin last night> A CAMPAIGN HAS been launched to help families who are in danger of losing their homes in the Dublin region.The Dublin Region Homeless Executive launched the campaign on behalf of the four Dublin local authorities.The Government recently published a National Implementation Plan on Homelessness to address adult homelessness.The Dublin region said that it’s going to ensure this action is put into practice as a core element of its regional action plan.There’s been a recent increase in families presenting to homeless services for support and accommodation, the majority of which were previously accommodated in Dublin’s private rental sector.The campaign is targeted at families who may be worried about losing their private rented accommodation for the following reasons:Asked to leave rented accommodation before the lease term is over;Would like to renew lease term but worried about being able to pay, as market rents are increasingLandlord selling home or reacquiring it for personal use or for another family memberIn receipt of SWA rent supplement and rent increasing after lease termCommenting on the launch of the campaign Director of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive, Cathal Morgan, said:The main objective of the campaign is to encourage families who are renting and worried about losing their home to call FREEPHONE 1800 454 454 for useful advice and assistance in maintaining their tenancy.“It is critical that families contact this dedicated service for support, as soon as they realise that their tenancy may be at risk.We are working to try and ensure that families can get as much information and support as they need in order to able to retain their homes in the private rented market.
THE RECENTLY APPOINTED Junior Minister with responsibility for labour activation has defended the controversial JobBridge scheme, saying it is “absolutely not” simply a way for employers to get cheap labour.Labour’s Kevin Humphreys said the scheme had been “very successful”, with 64% of participants gaining employment afterwards.Speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, he stressed the “rigorous enforcement” by the Department of Social Protection of standards that ensure employers do not take advantage of the system.“Employers that abuse the system will be taken off,” he said.The scheme has frequently come under fire for offering internships for unsuitable positions.Last February, a Supervalu store advertised for off license, fresh food, bakery, and butcher interns.He added that another scheme, JobsPlus, has not been utilised enough by employers. Within that programme, the employer receives a subsidy if they hire someone who has been long-term unemployed.“Particular focus”The Junior Minister said that a “particular focus” is needed on the long-term unemployed, and also on ensuring that employment is not just in cities.He said that rural towns need to be “revitalised”, a task given to his party colleague Ann Phelan, who has been given special responsibility for rural economic development.‘While we have to make sure that there is a growing number of people getting back into employment, we have to make sure people aren’t left behind,’ Humphreys said.Last week saw the 25th consecutive fall in the number of people unemployed, down 3,400 to 382,800.The CSO stats published gave Ireland an unemployment rate of 11.5%, down 0.1%.A total of 11,640 people were on labour activation programmes, while 11,338 received Back to Work payments.Read: Southwest region performing strongly as unemployment rate falls again >More: Here’s what the social welfare budget paid for last year >
In the future, fighter pilots could be little more than relics of lesser Louis Gossett, Jr. movies. The US Air Force is currently deliberating future incarnations of its elite stealth fighter, the F-22 Raptor. The USAF is reportedly very interested in pursuing remotely-controlled, pilotless Raptors to be operational by 2030. All branches of the armed forces already make use of unmanned aerial drones for surveillance and targeted ground/sea strikes. However, the F-22 was specifically designed as an air superiority fighter for going nose-to-nose with other air crafts. Top Gun stuff. So, bringing this craft into the unmanned realm is a big (if not inevitable) step.AdChoices广告Remote piloting has many potential benefits. Obviously, human pilots can now be placed out of harm’s way. Additionally, unmanned planes would be able to perform complex maneuvers without having to factor in the effects of life threatening G-forces on human cargo. And from a design standpoint, space that formerly had to be allocated for pilot and accompanying life-support systems can now be otherwise used.In the future, the military will basically be a collection of big expensive remote-controlled cars. via seventoten
This is the sort of tenacity that ought to be celebrated. A driver in Xi’an China was spotted behind the wheel with a an IV sticking into his arm. Said the Zhou Tao, the driver who snapped the photo, “I couldn’t believe it when I saw the IV pole sticking out of the window and the driver receiving treatment…He obviously didn’t have enough space in the front for the IV pole so he had put it in the back, behind him, sticking out of the window.”Fellow drivers honked at the driver, now being referred to as “Injection Brother,” as they passed him on the highway. Says Tao, “Other motorists couldn’t believe it either, they were sounding their horns at him. Perhaps they were worried he might fall asleep!”AdChoices广告
If you’re ever been in the military or ever had the opportunity to train with them, you’re probably familiar with exactly how much weight soldiers are trained to carry while walking or running dozens of miles. The vast majority of that weight is their gear, including weapons and survival equipment but also an array of high-tech electronics and communications gear, and a good amount of that weight are the batteries that power all of those electronics. Over in the UK, researchers are experimenting with photovoltaic and thermoelectric solar panels and fuel cells that can be interwoven into a soldier’s uniform to provide power to their electronic devices, thus eliminating the need for quite so many battery packs. The photovoltaic cells would keep gear powered during the day when the sun is out, and the thermoelectric cells would use the heat of the soldier’s body to power their devices at night.The goal is to eliminate some of the upwards of 200lbs that some soldiers have to carry without forcing them to give up some of the valuable and life-saving gear that can help them be aware of their surroundings and communicate with their teams. UK researchers hope to have prototype wearable power systems within the next couple of years. [via Gizmag]AdChoices广告
The stories hit just right for two reasons–first, there was yesterday’s surprise announcement that Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci stepped down, following disagreements with his company’s board of advisors. And then there were the excerpts from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s upcoming book, which do a little good, old-fashioned Gates bashing (according to Allen, Gates had schemed to take control of company shares while Allen was battling cancer). Google picked up the two stories in a news cluster and punctuated them with an image from the former–an old black and white photo of Gates and Allen in friendlier times. The question is, how long will it take for that news cluster to grow?AdChoices广告 Oh April Fool’s Day–it’s a 24-hour-long stream of annoyance, frustration, and anger, all in the name of organized hilarity. The advent of the Internet has, for better or worse, allowed respectable news organizations to get into the mix (See: PCMag’s own Post-PCMag site). Some pranks make their presence known right off the bat. Others a bit more difficult to parse at first glance. And then, sometimes, a well-timed joke will really hit the zeitgeist. Both InfoWorld and RedmondMag “reported” today that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had stepped down, so his predecessor Bill Gates could take the helm of the company he cofounded.
The bittersweet ending of the US Space Shuttle program is still fresh in the minds of a lot of people, and this 8-minute tribute to the program, complete with scenes from every shuttle mission launched, in space, and landing prove the point.Starting with the first shuttle launch and ending with STS-135, Atlantis‘ landing just last week, the video walks us through the triumphs and tragedies of America’s Space Shuttle program, including the first spacewalks, the Hubble repair mission, docking with MIR, the Challenger disaster, the Columbia disaster, building the International Space Station, and everything NASA has accomplished in between.The entire video is full of beautiful footage from shuttle launches, landings, and missions in-orbit, sliced up with often funny slice-of-life moments of life in freefall aboard a shuttle in orbit. We see the first launch of shuttle Endeavour, and a number of other historic moments from the program. Even though the video is littered with historic and inspiring moments, it’s probably some of the shots of the Space Shuttle rocketing into orbit and floating above the Earth that are the most impressive.The video closes out with a sequence of landings from some of the most recent shuttle missions, including the landing of STS-1325, the last shuttle mission ever. The whole thing is a fitting and emotional tribute to an inspirational program.The video production arm of the journal Nature produced the video, and it’s part of the journal’s celebration of the Space Shuttle program as it comes to an end and we look forward to the future of manned spaceflight.via Nature
Every year Google holds on online science fair competition that is open to anybody between 13 and 18 years of age. It’s in this competition we get to see the bright minds of tomorrow, people who will no doubt go on to do amazing things with their lives. Once such person is 17-year-old Brittany Wenger. Her idea was to develop a global neural network based in the cloud that can help doctors diagnose breast cancer.Artificial neural networks (ANN’s) are a way for computer scientists to model a brain, but in some ways they are more powerful. An ANN can see patterns in data that no human can, thus they can be more accurate and the more training data a neural network is given, the more accurate they can be. Brittany’s idea came from to goal of making breast cancer biopsies to be less invasive. Fine needle aspirates are the least invasive biopsy procedure, but doctors often need to perform more invasive procedures in order to be certain.By looking at nine different input features and comparing them to the training examples, Brittany’s cloud-based neural network can detect malignant breast tumors with an accuracy of 99.11%, which is incredible. Because her neural network is deployed in the cloud using Google’s app engine it means it can be accessed from existing medical systems as well as through a web browser or mobile apps.Brittany took the Grand Prize at the Google Science Fair which consisted of $50,000 for a scholarship, a trip to the Galapagos islands, and an internship with one of the fair’s sponsors. She’s also hoping that her program can be put to use in actual hospitals soon and that it can be extended to other forms of cancer.I took a look through Brittany’s presentation slides and was astonished at her level of intelligence. Having just completed a degree in software engineering I still don’t understand neural networks enough to even replicate what she’s done. I can only dream of contributing something to the world as helpful as this, but it’s definitely an inspiration to go further and try to achieve it.Google Science Fair, via NBC News
Firefox OS is coming soon, bringing a pure web experience to the world of smartphones. The operating system has already been spotted running on Samsung hardware and even the humble Raspberry Pi, but there’s more to a successful mobile platform than the OS itself. There have to be apps at the ready, too, and those will come from the Firefox Marketplace.While it’s not yet ready for public access, someone, somewhere has been allowed to browse its shelves. The screen captures show an experience that so far displays only a handful of featured apps perched above category icons — rather than a number of pages of recommendations like the App Store or Google Play. It makes sense for Mozilla to set the store up similar to the Firefox Add-ons site, where the community takes care of surfacing install-worthy creations.There’s a search box at the ready, too, for those times when you don’t feel like browsing around the Marketplace. Suggestions are offered as you type, just as they would be from the Firefox Awesome Bar.While only free apps are on display at this point, paid apps will definitely be landing in the Marketplace too. Purchase support has been part of the Mozilla Marketplace since the early days of its development, and it would make sense for both Firefox browsers and Firefox OS to utilize the same back-end to power their app shopping experiences.It shouldn’t be too much longer before you’re able to poke around the Firefox Marketplace on your own — regardless of whether or not you’re able to get your hands on an actual partner device. Mozilla’s developing everything out in the open, after all, and the developer community will be quick to share any progress it can.More at Engadget